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How can I read data from an Excel Spreadsheet using SilkTest?

How can I read data from an Excel Spreadsheet using SilkTest?

Data can be read from Excel spreadsheets using the SilkTest DB_Tester functions. The following is a sample piece of code that will illustrate. This code uses simple SQL to read from Excel, the user can write specific SQL statements to perform more complex data retrieval.

[-] testcase Database_example ()
[ ] //To tell DBTester what DB to connect to
[ ] STRING sConnectString = "DSN=Test;DBQ=C:\example.xls"
[ ]
[ ] //Connect to database and keep a reference to it
[ ] HANDLE hDB = DB_Connect (sConnectString)
[ ]
[ ] //SQL Command to be carried out on DB
[ ] STRING sSQL = "SELECT * FROM `Sheet1$` `Sheet1$`"
[ ]
[ ] //Execute the SQL Statement and keep a reference to the resulting table
[ ] HANDLE hSQL = DB_ExecuteSQL (hDB, sSQL)
[ ]
[ ] //Variable to hold any data retreived from the database
[ ] LIST OF ANYTYPE laData
[ ]
[ ] //Query result table and copy data into variable
[+] while (DB_FetchNext(hSQL, laData))
[ ] //Print one record at a time to a results file
[ ] Print (laData)
[ ]
[ ] //Clean Up and Disconnect
[ ] DB_FinishSQL (hSQL)
[ ] DB_Disconnect (hDB)

Old KB# 21430

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